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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

5/13: Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Las Cruces


From the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance:
Join us for our annual Wild And Scenic Film Festival at the Rio Grande Theater in Las Cruces on Friday, May 13 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Reserve your ticket today by contacting Nathan or Jeff 575-527-9962  or by email at nathansmall@nmwild.org.

The film fest is part of a national tour organized by the South Yuba River Citizens League, a California group that advocates for protecting rivers through Wild and Scenic status designation. The film series highlights the pressing local and regional environmental issues of today.

This year’s lineup of includes nine delightful short films. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the films being screened:

Better Bones and Gardens - Dan Phillips and Kipp Nash are remaking the common house and garden in wildly imaginative ways. They use cattle bones, wine corks, DVDs, and bottle caps as building materials, and lawns are transformed into lush, nutritious gardens. A whimsical story of how a little strife and change in attitude can lead us all to better [...]

Natalie Edler, Lindsey Clark | 2009 | 25 min. | USA

Water Loving Doggies II – The water loving doggies are back! From 20 to 200 pounds our furry friends are sure to make a splash in your hearts in this year’s re-cut river romp, featuring music by Matisyahu.

Will Keir | 2010 | 4 min. | USA

1% of the Story – 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Here’s [a very tiny bit] of the story…

Ben Knight, Travis Rummel | 2009 | 15 min. | USA

Into Darkness - Journey along with a group of cavers who push impossibly small passages to access some of the final frontiers on earth. The images and sounds of these spectacular and remote wilderness caves reveal a fantastic world unlike anything we experience on the surface. Best in Show, NSS Video Salon; Audience Favorite Short Doc, NW Film

John Waller | 2010 | 15 min. | USA

180 South - 
Surfer and climber Jeff Johnson retraces the epic 1968 journey of Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins, on which they drove, mountain climbed and surfed their way to Chilean Patagonia. Along the way, Jeff encounters surf, mountains, a dangerous ocean crossing, pulp mills, cowboys, and dams. The film is a road trip movie, a historic document, [...]

Chris Malloy | 2010 | 86 min. | USA

May 10, 2011 at 12:59 PM in Environment, Events, Film | Permalink


Obama's weekly address 5/14/2011 after spending a week talking tough about rolling back oil subsidies. It is another bait and switch capitulation. We have to primary this president.

"I am directing the Department of Interior to conduct annual lease sales in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve, while respecting sensitive areas, and to speed up the evaluation of oil and gas resources in the mid and south Atlantic. We plan to lease new areas in the Gulf of Mexico as well, and work to create new incentives for industry to develop their unused leases both on and offshore.
We’re also taking steps to give companies time to meet higher safety standards when it comes to exploration and drilling. That’s why my Administration is extending drilling leases in areas of the Gulf that were impacted by the temporary moratorium, as well as certain areas off the coast of Alaska. And to streamline that permitting process, I am establishing a new team to coordinate work on Alaska drilling permits."

Posted by: qofdisks | May 14, 2011 10:59:19 AM

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